Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A day in Madrid, NM

Madrid is a town that has a background of being a coal mining town that was privately owned by Oscar Huber.
In the early 1970's Joe Huber (Oscar's son), then owner of the entire town site, rented a few of the miner's cabins to rugged individuals, artists and craftsmen eager to make a home in the mountains of New Mexico. He remained dedicated to the town he'd grown up in and it's new community until his death in the late 1980's. Some of those who shared his vision of a new Madrid, more than 25 years ago, are still here today. Today, Madrid, with a quiet residential area and a busy main street filled with merchants and artisans, welcomes visitors from across the world.
Some of the real estate as we came into town.
One of the better homes in town.
Yes, you can live in a box car in Madrid.
Main street in town consist of various artist shops and galleries. This one was selling pedestal rocks that had a hole drilled up through the center so water could be pumped up to create a fountain.
Poster on the front door of Maggies Main Street Diner.
Maggies Main Street Diner was featured in the movie Wild Hogs. The diner was built as a set for filming and really can't be used as a diner.
Some of the shops.

The only watering hole in town so we did lunch here with the bikers.
This is a shot of Main street Madrid
On our way back to our camp ground Joyce spotted some homes hidden in the valley so we went to investigate. We really like the Southwestern design so wanted a closer look.
These homes are built on 10 acre lots and spaced so you are not rubbing elbows with youir neighbor.

The contractor was onsite at this home that was being finished for a couple from Vermont. We were able to tour the home. There are solar panels on the roof to help heat the hot water, and panels to generate electricity. The home has a total of just over 3000 square feet which includes an inlaw appartment. The home has in floor heating, outdoor gas log fireplace, outdoor grill and wet bar, sound system throught the home, alarm system, etc.. Taxes for the year will be about $3000.00. And the total cost of the land and house--------$700,000.00

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